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European MEPs seek ban on backdooring encryption

The European parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has put forward a proposal that would amend the EU’s charter of fundamental rights to extend privacy rights to the digital realm and prevent governments of EU Member States from backdooring end-to-end encrypted services. “This Regulation aims at ensuring an effective and equal protection of end-users when using ... Read More »

The Behind-the-Scenes Changes Found In MacOS High Sierra

Apple officially announced macOS High Sierra at WWDC 2017 earlier this month. While the new OS doesn’t feature a ton of user-visible improvements and is ultimately shaping up to be a low-key release, it does feature several behind-the-scenes changes that could help make it the most stable macOS update in years. Andrew Cunningham from Ars Technica has “browsed the dev ... Read More »

Ethiopia’s Coffee Is the Latest Victim of Climate Change

According to a study published today in Nature Plants, by the end of this century, increasing temperatures could make it impossible to grow coffee in about half of Ethiopia’s coffee-growing regions. “That’s because Arabica coffee trees (which are grown in Ethiopia) require pretty mild temperatures to survive, ideally between 59 to 75 degree Fahrenheit,” reports The Verge. “Climate projections show ... Read More »

Open Source Summit Bring Diverse Voices to Keynote Lineup

As Jim Zemlin announced at last year[he]#039[/he]s LinuxCon in Toronto, the event is now called Open Source Summit. The event now combines LinuxCon, ContainerCon, and CloudOpen conferences along with two new conferences: Open Community Conference and Diversity Empowerment Summit. And, this year, the OSSummit will take place between September 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA.   Read More »